Uterine Prolapses How to Repair them By Sue Reith A goat owner writes: I Had a Nigerian doe in labor Monday morning. It took a while for the kid to come out, and it finally did she looked kinda' torn up and swollen. I just left her alone, and when I checked her later, her placenta looked like it was coming out from inside of her. The next morning it was still hanging with no change. She acts like she is trying to push another kid out and she cries.She is not eating like her old self. What should I do? This is known as a Uterine Prolapse, and it's when the mom pushes so hard that she literally pushes the uterus inside out. The repair for this is not difficult, but should be done immediately after it happens. What you need to do is find a large, level, flat board, and raised it way up at one end while lowing the other end way down. You lie the doe with the prolapsed uterus so that her head is at the lower end of the sloping board and her legs are at the higher end, and you'll need someone to hold her down at the board of the board, as well as a couple of buddies to help you at the high end of the board so you can replace the uterus back into the body cavity. You prepare some sterile water laced with Biomycin (the anti-sting version of oxytetracycline) and you rinse off the exposed, and by now no doubt a bit dirty, uterus while you carefully and gradually put it back inside of the doe where it's normally still found after the birth takes place... Then you close the vaginal opening with, yes, 'duct tape' (!) so that the uterus will be secured properly back inside of the uterine cavity, Then give the doe a good, hefty dose of Biomycin subcutaneously (1cc/100lbs, 2X daily), and THEN a dose of Banamine (1cc/100lbs, subcutaneously, 1X daily) (to reduce the inflammation that's already taken place), and let her back up on her feet, give her the baby she went to such trouble to bring into this world... And for the next 3 or 4 days continue the daily Biomycin and Banamine. And some Fortified B Complex injections daily, and a shot of BoSE (1ccX40lbs,daily, subcutaneously), wouldn't hurt either, and see how things go. Sue Reith. But the duct tape doesn't actually seal up the vagina either... It's strapped from one side to the other side, with the 'hoo hoo' stashed in the middle like always, and it just keeps the vaginal tract from being allowed to spread wide enough to allow something as large as a prolapsed uterus to sail through it and out of the body, but doesn't block the urethral opening at all, so that the urine flows out with no problem when the doe's so inclined... They actually sell stuff like that in some Ag catalogs, and there's something that goat people call a 'spoon' as well that can be purchased in catalogs, which is a plastic thingy designed so that it's held up closely over the vaginal opening and strapped to the body, and a piece of plastic that's part of the design is inserted into the vaginal opening, again to keep the uterus from being expelled, but which does not block the urethral opening at all... Sue Reith.